Dieterich Buxtehude (~1637-1707)
Fried und Freud, Klag-Lied
funereal music for soprano, bass, and four strings
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2007-04, introduction: Annette Otterstedt, source: RISM: D-Ka 43 B 204 RH
|G110||D. Buxtehude, Mit Fried und Freud, Klag-Lied, BuxWV 76, with facsimile of the print of 1674, 2Sing+4Str, score, 4 parts, second score, 44 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-110-6||19.00 €|
Buxtehude's Funereal Music for the funeral service of his father is one of the few pieces published during the composer's lifetime. It consists of two four-part compositions: The musical version of the chorale Mit Fried und Freud in elaborate double counterpoint in which the chorale is placed alternating in the treble and in the bass, and the very personal Klag-Lied which has the melody in the treble. The instrumental parts can be played on a keyboard instrument or on strings (V+V/Va+Va+Vc or consort of viols: DATB). Preface by Annette Otterstedt.